NEW DELHI: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tribute to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh on his 114th birth anniversary and said that his courageous sacrifice ignited the spark of patriotism among countless people.
“Humble tribute to the great freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary. The brave Bhagat Singh lives in the heart of every Indian. His courageous sacrifice ignited the spark of patriotism among countless people. I bow to him on his Jayanti and recall his noble ideals,” PM Modi tweeted.
Bhagat Singh was born in Banga village of Faisalabad district (previously called Lyallpur), now in Pakistan’s Punjab province, in 1907.
The revolutionary freedom fighter was a charismatic Indian socialist revolutionary whose two acts of dramatic violence against the British in India and execution at the age of 23 made him a folk hero of the Indian Independence movement.
Singh, who was hanged in the Lahore jail along with Shivaram Hari Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar on March 23, 1931, left a strong impact during his lifetime.
Modi wishes Lata on her 92nd birthday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wished iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar on her 92nd birthday, saying her melodious voice reverberates across the world.
Calling her blessings a “source of great strength,” he also prayed for the evergreen singer’s long and healthy life.
PM Modi tweeted, “Birthday greetings to respected Lata Didi. Her melodious voice reverberates across the world. She is respected for her humility & passion towards Indian culture. Personally, her blessings are a source of great strength. I pray for Lata Didi’s long & healthy life.”
PM Modi also called the legendary singer and extended birthday wishes to her, earlier in the morning. The veteran music star has been the playback voice behind a number of artistes in the Bollywood industry.
The ‘nightingale of India’, who began her career in 1942 is a recipient of the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards.
She is known for iconic songs like ‘Aayegaa Aanewala’, ‘Aye Mere Vatan Ke Logon’ and ‘Babul Pyare’ among others. She has sung over 25,000 songs in over 20 Indian languages. (ANI)